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January 17, 2018

sustainability in global value chains

Free trade and Sustainable Development Goals

Companies are increasingly embedded in global production chains and have significant impact on the the social and environmental conditions in affected countries. Two workshops in Asia and Europe deal with existing practices of MNEs, implications of the SDGs, international standards and the role of regulating authorities. more…

December 11, 2017

China's new silk road

A gate for new collaborations in Eurasia

China's centennial project "One Belt – One Road" creates numerous perspectives for the economic, political and cultural coooperation between Asia and Europe. The seventh KAS-UACES workshop sheds light on the initiative's manifold impacts on Central Asia and its neighbours. more…

December 1, 2017

Climate change in South Asia

Paths towards a cooperation in security policy

Climate change brings along immense challenges for the traditional security in South Asia which politics and civil society will only be able to tackle by relying on the logistic and strategic support of the armed forces. High-ranking representatives from diplomacy, military and NGOs elaborated transnational solutions. more…

November 30, 2017
Power station for the electric tramway in Singapore

Lections from the past

The energy transition in urban areas

Asian cities are facing the great challenge of transforming their energy supply in a sustainable way. The historic development of the energy supply of geographically isolated areas such as Singapore and Kota Kinabalu/Borneo (Malaysia) shows how energy policy of the past define opportunities and limits for future energy transitions. more…

October 16, 2017

Investments in a greener future

Carbon trading from an investors' perspective

Emission trading systems (ETS) are commonly seen as a promising instrument of economic politics to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. A workshop examines how the regulatory framework of ETS (with focus on China and the EU) can be designed to promote investments in the production of clean energy. more…

October 11, 2017

Energy Security in East Asia

Keeping the Lights on During Energy Transition

The energy sector in East Asia is facing a profound transformation. The countries are striving to bring economic and environmental sustainability in accordance. A seminar by KAS RECAP and Chatham House sheds lights on these challenges considering new technological and regulatory developments. more…

October 11, 2017

Climate Change and Resources Security

Challenges for the Security Sector in South Asia

In the very densely populated South Asia, the various impacts of global warming and increasingly hampered access to dwindling natural resources pose serious threats on traditional and non-traditional security in the region. A workshop in Colombo will elaborate possible solutions for the security sector. more…

October 11, 2017

Environment ministers meeting in Bangkok

A voice for those most affected by climate change

More than 80 NGOs from Asia and the Pacific seized the opportunity to present the need of various groups of civil society for more sustainable and just climate politics on the Ministerial Summit on the Environment. KAS RECAP enabled representatives from the whole region to participate in the event. more…

August 20, 2017

New COSATT/KAS study

Climate Change in South Asia

1,5 billion people between the Himalaya and the Indian Ocean are affected by climate change. The new study analyses the challenges for political and social stability and discusses possible solutions for four countries of the region. more…

August 20, 2017

Fostering political cooperation in Asia

Asia-Pacific Environmental Ministers Summit

Due to serious threats and challenges of climate change in Asia-Pacific, there is an urgent need for regional coordination on the high political level. On a UNESCAP and UNEP meeting in Bangkok in early September 2017 governement representatives and NGOs will disucss further steps in mitigation and adapting to climate change. KAS RECAP is an official sponsoer of this high-level event. more…